Fanning's Illustrated Gazetteer of the United States.... (New York: Phelps, Fanning & Co., 1853), 160.
HOUSTON COUNTY, situated toward the southern part of Georgia, with Ocmulgee river on the northeast. Area, 510 square miles. Seat of justice, Perry. Pop. in 1830, 7,369; in 1840, 9,711; in 1850, 16,450.